USDA announces additional help for Puerto Rico

Steps will help lift Puerto Rican economy and offer creative solutions to strengthen communities.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced several measures to strengthen rural opportunities in Puerto Rico, including that the eastern region of Puerto Rico has been selected as a federal Promise Zone. Vilsack made the announcement at the conclusion of a three-day trip to Puerto Rico, where he met with elected officials and agricultural and economic leaders to discuss the U.S. Department of Agriculture's efforts to support rural communities. The measures are in addition to the more tha

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